Spiced Plum Flapjacks
Spiced Plum Flapjacks: a spiced flapjack mix with delicious spiced plums mixed in!
Hello bakers! If you hadn’t realised plum season is here. Don’t worry you haven’t missed it! I love plums and the fact my parents have a tree full of juicy and delicious plums is very handy. I’m so grateful they let me pick some yummy plums for baking and jam making!
We are heading into autumn, sorry summer lovers. I love baking in the winter months though and have developed some deliciously comforting recipes for you all! This recipe is inspired by one I found on the BBC Good Food site and I’ve used my own flapjack recipe and adapted the plums to suit. Flapjacks are so moorish and scrumptious all year round however they fit so perfectly with autumnal baking! Sticky and sweet, and in this case spiced with plums!
The recipe follows my usual flapjack recipe, which is super easy! I’ve chosen to mix the spiced plums into the flapjack base so you get that incredible flavour all the way through. I have also layered some plums in the centre, like a yummy hidden surprise!! I’ve posted a few fruit inspired bakes recently as now really is the time to use this incredible produce whilst it is in season. I have lots of chocolate and spiced recipes coming as well though, for some variety!
Making plum flapjacks couldn’t be easier. Melting down the flapjack ingredients and then coating the oats in the delicious sticky syrup is very satisfying! Fold through some plums that have been stewed a little beforehand in sugar and spice and you’ve done it. You can fold all the plums through the mix if you’d like or create a middle layer of plums. Either way it will be super tasty!
How do you know when the plum flapjacks are done?
When baking flapjacks you know they’re done when the edges start to brown. You’ll definitely want to let them cool fully in the tin as well to firm up a little. The flapjacks will carry on cooking for a little once out the oven and this is exactly what we want. This recipe for plum flapjacks does create a softer and chewier flapjack, so you can leave them in the oven for longer if you’d like to crisp them up a bit.
Fancy a different kind of flapjack?
I have a few flapjack recipes on my blog now. Maybe you’d like Cherry Bakewell flapjacks? Or maybe Malteser flapjacks? I’m sure you’ll find a recipe you’ll love! Flapjacks are easy to make and are SO yummy!!
Spiced Plum Flapjacks
For the stewed plums:
- 400 g Plums, stoned and chopped into 1 – 2 cm pieces
- 50 g Dark muscovado sugar
- 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
For the flapjacks:
- 450 g Oats Porridge oats or rolled oats
- 200 g Unsalted butter
- 150 g Golden syrup
- 150 g Light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Maple syrup
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
- To stew the plums place the chopped plums into a pan with the sugar and cinnamon. Cook down for up to 10 minutes. You want the plums to have slightly softened. Take off the heat and set aside for now.
- Line a 10 inch square baking tin and preheat the oven to 180C fan/200C.
- In a large pan melt together the butter, golden syrup, sugar and maple syrup. All the ingredients should be combined and melted together. Keep stirring to ensure it doesn't stick. Use a medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl mix the oats with the cinnamon. Pour over the syrup mix and stir to make sure all the oats are coated in the syrup mix.
- Stir half the stewed plums into the flapjack mix, don't worry if they break up a little.
- Press half the flapjack mix down into the tin.
- Layer on the remaining stewed plums. Leave at least a 1 cm rim around the edges.
- Layer on the remaining flapjack mix making sure the middle layer of plums is concealed.
- Bake for 18 minutes. The edges should be starting to turn golden brown.
- Leave to cool in the tin. Slice and enjoy once fully cooled.
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